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    23/04/2013

    Omzet van 5,2 miljard euro in Q1 2013 - Jaarlijkse doelstellingen bevestigd

    • Asia-Pacific improved sequentially with China turning positive 
    • Market conditions remained difficult in Western Europe 
    • Mixed picture in North America with positive underlying trend, but performance penalized by one-offs and high comparable base 
    • Group organic sales down 2.7% mainly due to fewer working days 
    • New economies organic growth 8 points above mature countries 
    • Services up 3% organically, outperforming rest of Group by 7 points 

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), April 23, 2013 - Schneider Electric reported today first-quarter revenues of €5,211 million, down 3.7% year-on-year on current structure and exchange rate basis. Organic revenues were down 2.7%, of which fewer working days accounted for about 1.6% of decline.

    The breakdown of revenues by business segment was as follows:

    € million

    Q1 2013

    Revenues

    Organic growth

    Changes in scope of consolidation

    Currency effect

    Reported growth

    Partner

    1,930

    -3.3%

    +0.3%

    -1.2%

    -4.2%

    Infrastructure

    1,110

    +1.0%

    +2.1%

    -1.0%

    +2.1%

    Industry

    1,011

    -3.6%

    -0.9%

    -1.6%

    -6.1%

    IT

    793

    -2.4%

    -0.5%

    -2.2%

    -5.1%

    Buildings

    367

    -8.1%

    +1.2%

    -0.7%

    -7.6%

    Group

    5,211

    -2.7%

    +0.3%

    -1.3%

    -3.7%

    Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President and CEO, commented: “We achieved €5.2 billion revenues in Q1 2013. Improvement in China supported return to growth in Asia Pacific and other new economies continued to grow. We saw a positive underlying trend in North America in some of our end markets though our performance was negatively impacted by one-offs and high comparables. Western Europe remained difficult.

    While the visibility remains limited, the trends are in line with our expectation at beginning of the year and we therefore confirm our full year 2013 guidance.

    Moving forward, we will remain focused on executing our “Connect” program initiatives around growth, efficiency and cash generation to ensure delivery of results.”

    Organic growth analysis by business segment

    Partner (37% of Q1 revenues) was down 3.3% like-for-like, reflecting the decline in both products and solutions. The product business saw a mixed picture with improvement in China offset by the still sluggish economy in Europe and slow construction market in Australia. The US observed a material recovery in the residential market but was weighed down by one-offs and high comparables. The solution business was impacted by high comparables last year and the decline of solar business mainly in Europe. However underlying order trends for Partner business were resilient and indicated stability.

    Infrastructure (21% of Q1 revenues) was up 1.0% like-for-like. Product business was flat with mixed underlying dynamics as it grew in the Middle East, driven by investment in utilities, while Western Europe continued to weigh down on the performance. The solutions business was up driven by the good execution of projects in electrical infrastructure in Russia and the US as well as in natural resource based industries in South East Asia and Australia. Growth of installed base services across the board was a support.

    Industry (20% of Q1 revenue) declined 3.6% like-for-like as the growing solution business could not offset the weakness of products. Solutions performance was driven by the continued strong demand for our OEM solutions with the success of SoMachine. Services were also strong in most of the regions. This compensated a soft quarter for end-user solutions, mainly impacted by reduced investments in mining in Australia and water in the UK. Products remained negative reflecting the manufacturing contraction in Western Europe and softness in North America. The first quarter was impacted by one-offs; however, the underlying order trend for the Industry business confirms stabilisation.

    IT (15% of Q1 revenues) declined 2.4% like-for-like, weighed down by Solutions.  Product business continued to grow, supported by the success of Luminous and sustained demand for critical power products in South East Asia and Russia, partly offset by weaker demand in the US, which had a high basis of comparison in first quarter 2012. Solution business was mainly impacted by project delays in North America and postponed investments in data center in China. This could not be offset by the good execution of data center solutions in the UK, Ireland and Russia. Services were strong in South East Asia and resilient in North America.

    Buildings (7% of Q1 revenues) was down 8.1% organically. Solutions business was in decline as good performance of security systems and installed base services was weighed down by spending delays in the US and lower public investments in the Nordics and the UK, particularly affecting building management systems and advanced energy management services. Products business decreased due to the weak demand in mature countries.

    Solutions business was down organically at -3% in the first quarter and represented 38% of revenues.

    Organic growth analysis by geography

    € million

    Q1 2013

    Revenues

    Organic growth

    Reported growth

    Western Europe

    1,590

    -7%

    -6%

    Asia-Pacific

    1,395

    +2%

    0%

    North America

    1,331

    -5%

    -6%

    Rest of the World

    895

    +1%

    -3%

    Group

    5,211

    -2.7%

    -3.7%

    Western Europe (30% of Q1 revenues) dropped 7% year-on-year in the first quarter. The UK continued to post positive growth but Southern Europe declined double-digit reflecting continued economic weakness in Spain, Italy and France. Nordic countries turned negative in this quarter mainly due to slowdown in the economy. Germany was negative due to cautious utility spending and industries penalized by weak export markets.

    Asia-Pacific (27% of Q1 revenues) was up 2% like-for-like. The trend was positive for most of the region. China turned slightly positive in this quarter helped by construction market. South East Asia continued to grow, reflecting investment in real estate, mining and oil & gas. India posted good growth driven by strong demand in power reliability. Australia was down as the good execution of projects in infrastructure and oil & gas was weighed down due to sluggish construction market.

    North America (26% of Q1 revenues) was down 5% like-for-like. This decrease does not reflect the underlying trend which was slightly positive. The first quarter revenues were negatively impacted by fewer working days and high comparables. The recovery in residential construction was confirmed and the region continued to benefit from investments in oil & gas and mining. The revenues were weighed down by lower IT spending and reduced government investments in buildings.

    Rest of the World (17% of Q1 revenues) reported 1% growth. CIS, comprising Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, continued to post double-digit growth on the back of investment in infrastructure and mid market offer ramp up. Africa renewed with growth and South America was positive. Middle East and Central Europe declined.

    Revenues in new economies were up 2% organically and represented 39% of total first quarter 2013 revenues, up 1 point compared to same period previous year.

    Consolidation¹ and foreign exchange impacts

    Net acquisitions contributed €18 million or +0.3%. This includes mainly M&C Energy (Buildings) and several minor acquisitions and disposals in other businesses.

    The impact of foreign exchange fluctuations was negative at €74million, primarily the result of the depreciation of the Brazilian real, Indian rupee, Japanese yen and US dollar, against the euro over the period.

    2013 Outlook

    While the visibility remains limited, the development of business in the first quarter was consistent with our expectations, with the confirmation of an improvement in China, overall strength in the new economies, significant challenges in Western Europe and slightly positive underlying trends in North America.

    Based on these trends the Group confirms its targets of a low-single digit organic growth in revenues and of a stable to slightly up adjusted EBITA margin for the year 2013.

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    ¹Changes in scope of consolidation also include some minor reclassifications of offers among different businesses.

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    The Q1 2013 revenues presentation is available at www.schneider-electric.com.

    2013 half year results and second quarter revenues will be released on July 31, 2013.

    About Schneider Electric
    As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved revenues of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.
    www.schneider-electric.com

    Appendix – Consolidation impact on revenues and EBITA

    In number of months

     

    2012

    Q1

     

    Q2

     

    Q3

     

    Q4

    2013

    Q1

     

    Q2

     

    Q3

     

    Q4

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Lee Technologies 

    IT business
    2010 revenues $140 million

    3m

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Summit Energy 

    Buildings business
    2011e revenues $65 million

    3m

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Digilink

    Power business
    2010 revenues c. €25 million

    3m

    3m

    -1m

     

     

     

     

     

    APW President 

    IT business
    FY 31/10/10 revenues €18 million

    3m

    3m

    -1m

     

     

     

     

     

    Luminous

    IT business
    FY 31/3/11 revenues c. €170 million

    3m

    3m

    -1m

     

     

     

     

     

    Steck Group

    Power business

    2011e revenues €80 million

    3m

    3m

    1m

     

     

     

     

     

    Telvent

    Infrastructure business

    2010 revenues €753 million

    3m

    3m

    2m

     

     

     

    Leader & Harvest

    Industry business
    2011e revenues $150 million

    3m

    3m

    3m

     

     

     

     

     

    M&C Energy

    Buildings business
    FY 30/6/12e revenues £35 million

     

     

    3m

    3m

    3m

    3m

     

     

    Electroshield TM Samara

    Infrastructure business

    Average annual revenues of more than RUB 20 billion since acquisition of 50% stake in 2010

     

     

     

     

     

    3m

    3m

    3m

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